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Create confidence among people, CM tells Police; announces sops

Announcing some sops to police personnel, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today directed them to improve their working style to create a cordial and friendly atmosphere in society and instill confidence among people and live up to the expectations of the government to cater to changing needs.

The Chief Minister paid glowing tributes to police martyrs on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day at Goshamahal Police Stadium here along with Home Minister Nayani Narsimha Reddy and DGP Anurag Sharma. The society is indebted to the police, who sacrificed their lives for providing security to the society and for the country as a whole, KCR noted. The police should strive hard to protect law and order and bring good name to the government by catering to the changing needs of the people.

Offering 10 per cent of two bedroom houses in poor housing scheme for police constables and Sub Inspectors and 30 per cent pollution allowance in basic hike for traffic cops and others, he stressed the need for taking on terror activities, communal forces and anti-social elements. KCR smoothly rapped the police staff to avoid being rash towards the people as it will scar the government image and asked them to remain smooth in dealing with the cases.

Stating that the government will build command control center in Banjara Hills and offer all cooperation, he said the breakdown in law and order will hamper development. He said police staff will get promotions and timely backing from the government. KCR distributed cheques towards financial assistance to the kin of martyrs.

Police play key role in society: HM

Home Minister Narsimha Reddy expressed concern over the number of police personnel sacrificing their lives on duty was not coming down. Gautham Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi proved it that anything can be achieved through non-violence, he said, adding that there is no room for violence in democracy. This year, 437 policemen sacrificed their lives on duty and the government will help their families, he said. He also said the Government increased ex gratia to Rs 25 lakhs from Rs 9 lakhs to constables to Sub Inspectors and Rs 30 lakhs from Rs 12 lakhs to CIs to above rank officials who die in terror attacks he said.

Guv pays glowing tributes to cops

Earlier in the day, Governor ESL Narasimhan also paid rich tributes to the police martyrs, who shed their lives for the cause of people and society. After laying a wreath at the memorial in Goshamahal Grounds, Narasimihan took salute from the police. The Governor also visited a photo exhibition on the occasion. (NSS)